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ERIC Number: ED162182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Self-Disclosure in Male-Female Encounters.
Pellegrini, Robert J.; And Others
Male and female subjects identified as very attractive or very unattractive worked in an interview-like situation with a listener of the opposite sex who was presented so as to maximize or minimize his or her natural attractiveness. Intimacy of self-disclosure was found to be significantly greater for females than for males, significantly greater for unattractive than for attractive subjects, and significantly greater to an attractive than to an unattractive listener. The results are discussed in terms of sex differences in American socialization processes, interpersonal response style differences between attractive and unattractive people, and the social stimulus value of good looks. Directions for applied research into areas such as counseling and police interrogation are also considered. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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